International Media Studies

Course code CMNS3320Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Examines the relationship between the media and the societies and cultures within which they exist, nationally, internationally and globally. It contributes to the student's scholarship by developing advanced writing and research skills and a critical understanding of the global context of international media including social, cultural, political and economic influences and impacts.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
UoN SingaporeTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Examine the historic, geographic, economic and political context of international media.
2. Compare the role and function of the media in Australia with those in various other nations.
3. Examine the socio-cultural influence of international media.
4. Explore practical implications of international media in relation to new technology and global issues.
ContentThe course will examine the context of international media, including: history, markets, infrastructure, forces of change and development, theories used to evaluate, understand and direct change for international media studies, and comparative examples of media in various countries.

The course will use contemporary and historical events to examine the socio-cultural impact of international media including: cultural imperialism; globalisation; contraflow; and, the influence of new media technologies.

The course will explore practical outcomes of international media influence relating to: the digital divide, media morality, and developing roles and job descriptions of contemporary media practitioners.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge60 units at 2000 level
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Presentations - Group
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS3320